Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s ‘It’s a Game’

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre dance partneringAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its 13th Annual Performance Season from Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29 at New York Live Arts. The season will feature the world premiere of It’s a Game, an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship and human drama.


Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, It’s a Game will create a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition and strategy. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves. 


“Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production,” wrote a critic from Inside New York.


Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, stimulate emotional expression, character and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature and inclusive way, the company engages audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul. For more information on the company, visit


Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s presentation of It’s a Game will be presented Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. at New York Live Arts, located at 219 W. 19th Street in New York City. Tickets are $30 ($20 for Live Arts members, students and seniors) and are available at or by phone at (212) 924-0077.


Photo: Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre in It’s a Game. Photo by Nir Ariell.